- Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:35 am
At the Newtown Prevention Council meeting on Thursday, March 19, members reviewed a workshop conducted in January and worked on ways to continue its efforts to foster a resilient community.
Prevention Council Vice Chair Donna Culbert said the January event involved 75 people gathering to work on the effort, “and there was a lot of really thoughtful discussion and a lot of concrete suggestions and ideas that were shared.”
- Friday, March 20, 2015 at 8:35 am
With the snip of an oversized pair of shears, a group of about a dozen local and state officials, supporters, and local school staffers celebrated the opening of a new and independent health center at Newtown Middle School March 13.
- Monday, January 26, 2015
First Selectman Pat Llodra and Newtown’s Emergency Management Team are asking that every resident make appropriate preparations to ensure personal safety and readiness for what might be a major disruption in services.
- Friday, October 24, 2014
Two of Newtown’s most longstanding and visible public health professionals, Dr Robert Grossman (left) and Dr Thomas Draper will be the subjects of a community celebration and open house on Sunday, October 27.
- Friday, October 24, 2014
In the extremely unlikely event of local response to a possible Ebola virus emergency call — and some officials say they cannot stress the word “extremely” enough — volunteer ambulance, fire and health officials all told The Newtown Bee this week that they are as ready as they can be to care for a patient while minimizing the possibility of spreading any type of infection.
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
Dozens of Newtown residents have turned to social media in recent days hailing the long-awaited arrival of springlike weather. But local resident, radio personality, and DJ Kirk Michaels made note of another harbinger of spring in a Facebook post April 21.
Mr Michaels noted that both his two dogs, along with his wife and he have all been pulling an inordinately large number of ticks off themselves.
“So far, we’ve removed ten ticks within the last two weeks,” he stated.
- Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Newtown Health District officials are expecting a state Department of Health courier and State Police escort to arrive at Newtown High School sometime Thursday morning as part of a statewide mass emergency medicine distribution drill.
- Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Newtown Health District Director Donna Culbert and a small group of town employees laced up their sneakers April 2 to take a brisk spin around the Fairfield Hills to mark National Start Walking Day.
Since statistics show that one in two men and one in three women are at risk for heart disease, and research shows that poor lifestyle is a major contributor, Ms Culbert wanted to help her colleagues improve or maintain their good health by factoring in a daily or even occasional walk into their workdays.
- Friday, September 27, 2013
Visitors to Newtown’s municipal website are immediately greeted with links to supplemental sites that can help them learn about a variety of support and recovery initiatives, as well as a site that showcases the many nonprofit causes that have sprung up in the day
- Friday, April 26, 2013
After investigating a report of suspicious activity having occurred at a vacant, rundown house at 82 Berkshire Road (Route 34) in Sandy Hook, town police determined on Friday, April 26, that unusual, but not criminal, activity had taken place, police said.